19 JUL 2013

Helen Grant Drops In On Scarab Sweepers

Helen Grant MP, Member of Parliament for Maidstone and The Weald, visited Scarab Sweepers on Friday for a tour and a briefing on the company's progress.

Founded in 1979, Scarab Sweepers manufactures and supplies compact and truck-mounted road sweepers and street cleansing vehicles, with all products being designed and built in Kent.  The company now has a world-wide distribution network, providing both general and tailored vehicles.

Scarab is known for innovate technological advancements in the industry, pioneering environmentally friendly vehicles and focusing on product longevity and environmental impact.

Speaking at the company's base in Marden, Kent, Helen Grant MP said:

"It was lovely to visit Scarab Sweepers and to hear about the wonderful advances they have been making as a company. It is always a pleasure to see a Maidstone business thrive, and I very much welcome the positive impact they have on the local community.  I wish them all the best for the future and hope that the company goes from strength to strength".

Dave Cassingham, Managing Director of Scarab Sweepers added:

"I was very pleased that Helen came to visit.  She showed great interest in our business, and the problems we face both on a national and international level, and was full of congratulations for our recent success in the KEiBA awards.  She recognised the need for British manufacturing businesses to be able to make the most of growth opportunities as this is hugely beneficial to jobs and the local community, as well as a key factor for the recovery of the national economy".

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